After voting to move forward with a resolution to block President Trump’s national emergency, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is already declaring his next target to hinder Trump.
This time Schumer has his sights set on the Presidential Committee on Climate Security, which hasn’t even been fully assembled in the White House yet.
Much like Democrats position on other subjects, Schumer wants to kill this committee before it can even begin.
“I’m announcing that if the Trump administration moves forward with this fake climate panel, we’ll be introducing legislation to defund it. … It is long past time for President Trump and Republican leaders to admit that climate change is real, that human activity contributes to it and Congress must take action,” Schumer said addressing the Senate.
With Republicans still in control of the Senate, it’s unlikely that Schumer can back up his words and get such legislation passed.
If anything this is likely preemptive retaliation for the fallout Democrats are expected to experience when they are forced to vote and reveal their stance on the “Green New Deal.”